10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Paris — 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Army Museum and Latin Quarter. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Natural History, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris visit planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in August, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 77°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nantes.
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Nantes — 5 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul and Manoir de l'Automobile. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cite Medievale de Guerande and Chateau de Tiffauges. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantes: Ocearium du Croisic (in Le Croisic), Chateau de Clisson (in Clisson) and Le Grand Blockhaus (in Batz-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres, wander the streets of Village de Trentemoult, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Nantes trip builder tool.

You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Nantes are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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